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of maryland, pennsylvania and southern virginia a couple warnings there. regional sweep mode a couple areas we are watching of some concern, one cluster here off to the west but you can see the trajectory of that will take it just south of us, some big storms down here and the biggest one up toward new york right now but we are in a relative quiet zone here in the baltimore area. we are not picking up anything. quiet for now but as we work into the rest of the night we could see a couple storms rumble. also look ahead to what is going to be one of the hottest weekends of the year so far. those details straight ahead. >> thanks wyatt. a baltimore county man has been charged with child abuse after police say he left his 5-year- old daughter inside a truck. witnesses spotted the child sitting in a locked pick up truck sunday morning. police arrived and broke a window to rescue the child an employee alerted shoppers to say what was happening but no one came forward. when hector hernandez came forward and approached the truck they arrested him. >>> police in bel air have broken a ring of silence an
possibly some flash flooding concerns as well. take a look at maryland's most powerful radar right now. you can already see big showers and storms, northern virginia, pounding places like cumberland maryland and moving towards frederick as we speak. flash flood watch up almost all central maryland, all of baltimore and dc area as well. a quick check of maryland's most powerful radar as we have it in motion here that is where the heaviest stuff is now. basically on a line from hagueers town down through winchester virginia, front loyal virginia and cull pepper, this will be moving steadily through dc and baltimore area through the evening. 80s. murky and humid now. another hour or so around baltimore but watching on the western side of town, expect showers and storms to arrive in the next few hours. much more about the outlook tonight. flood concerns how much things will change towards the weekend. all coming up rosie. >>> harper county authorities need your help catching a violent sex offender who seems to have struck again. the incident started in aberdeen and ended in forest hill
nature turned up the oven to roast here in maryland and all along the east coast. temperature records aren't just breaking, they're popping. as the mercury flows past 100 in many parts of maryland. good evening, i'm kelly swoope. the heat headlines are remarkable. a record at bwi today, 105 degrees. and just think, a couple of months ago it was a record snowfall. now, not las vegas, not phoenix, but frederick was among if not the hots spots in the entire country today, a scorching 106 degrees. and csx which owns the tracks which carry the camden line cut the speed of commuter trains in half because the extreme heat can cause the rails to bend under pressure. >>> maryland is broiling again. and more looks to be on the way. wyatt is here with the first forecast. >> after record smashing heat across maryland today i wish i could tell you things are about to let upment we'll see relief tomorrow. it's not going to happen. we'll see just as much heat, a carbon copy. let's take a look at what we're seeing right now. we just dipped below 90 degrees in dc and baltimore, very, very hot evening
but we're watching to the west for maryland's most powerful radar. our showers and storms moving toward cumberland and making their way into baltimore and that will happen into the overnight. hazy and humid. you have a great looking evening in the city. across maryland, annapolis, the central part of the state, again late tonight the showers and storms arrive. we'll talk about that and break down the weekend in just minutes. kelly. >> thank you. >>> in other news tonight, police in anne arundel county say teenage girls became prey for one registered sex offender. tonight they are all safe but abc 2 news don harrison reports on how the suspect brought the girls to his home and why this should serve as a warning for every parent. >> reporter: this is the house where james mason iii was arrested early thursday morning in the 1500 block of st. margarets road. mason was charged with several counts, including second-degree rape, perverted practices and contributing to a minor. mason is registered as a violent sex offender with the state of maryland. mason went to dundalk to pick up the girls
on that and the very hot week ahead. all coming up. >>> the details about a maryland state trooper who is on the other side of the law charged with possessing child pornography. bruce tucker faces several charges including child pornography and possessing child pornography with intent to distribute. more on that at 11:00. baltimore county police ask that anyone who may have had contact with him to call 410-853-3650. >>> a harford county man dead and 15-year-old recovering from a bullet wound after a double shooting in bel air sunday. when police responded to the parking lot in the 100 block of north bond street they discovered the body of 25-year-old derrick maxey jr. 10 minutes later they received a report a young teen came to upper chesapeake medical center with a gunshot wound to the leg and she had confirmed she was shot in the same parking lot. police say a crowd emptied out of a of a rented hall when the shootings occurred. >> it was a private party renting the facility at the american legion. we have not verified yet whether either of the victims were inside. >> even though police say more than
as a juvenile in the death of maryland juvenile employee. prosecutors want to try him as an adult. his family is found outside the building at the youth facility, at the county. lawmakers have criticized the state department's juvenile services for the handling of the case. >>> taken most of the heat out of the arizona's controversial law, at least for now. tomorrow, the law will go into force. our judge brock, some of the laws' controversial elements. out for now, the officers' requirements to check the immigration status and immigrant's requirements to carry their papers at all times. the judge says the elements should be put on hold and for the courts to resolve the issues. it's a major change in the region that ramped up for the law. police are ready to start jailing the violators, up to holding immigrants arrested without papers. protesters were out in force on what was seen as racial profiling. >> couldn't commit any more wrong. i think with my family here. >> it's a crime to be here illegally. everybody should enforce the crime in the interior of the united states including arizona. >>
with the thunderstorm action across most of maryland, it has come closer in the last couple of hours, especially for those of you up in northern harford county. we have severe thunderstorm watch for all southern p.a.. couple of warnings moving toward maryland. the most powerful radar in motion now, couple of cells north of the line moving south and eastward. take you to live radar and show you briefly the track on the cell as it continues to move nits current direction. maybe into posit in another hour here. that's if it holds together. for the most part things have been quiet tonight and through the day tomorrow, it's a hot one and thunderstorm-free it would appear. drier, hotter weather, the theme for the next several days. in fact, triple digit heat is in the forecast. we'll talk about when that happens coming up in a few. >>> this is child pornography whether people want to believe it or not. >> one local mother's outrage over her daughter's full body air port scan has become a hot topic. the 12-year-old daughter was pulled out of land and chosen at random for a full body scan. her mother is
and northeast now. most of us moving toward the northeast maryland area. from elkton down toward the eastern sections of the county. another batch toward the city now. much lighter down from jacksonville to the dundalk area. and another heavier area, from annapolis to southern maryland. that's where heavy activity is. you folks down there may see gusty winds. very, very heavy rain. and dangerous lightning as well in the next 30 to 40 minutes. bernadette has a look at rainfall coming this afternoon. >>> the biggest thing we've seen with this is the heaviest amount of rain. and in such a short period of time. >>> north of baltimore, 1.77 inches. tv hill, 1.62. crofton, over an inch. no -- millersville, just over an inch. and it was cutting into eastern parts of howard county to northern parts of anne arundel county. elsewhere, we see some rain, but not nearly these amounts. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> bernadette, thank you. >>> the storm has already knocked out power to more than 20,000 bge customers. wjz checked with bge just a few minutes ago. over 7900 customers are without power.
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> we live next door to a maryland state trooper, i guess3 you feel safe. >> a state trooper charggd with possesssng child pornography. what tips off investigaaors and why the trooper turned hiiself in. >> maayland ocial sscurity numbers exposeedon the internet. why safeguards didn't stop the security breach and how to find out if your identity ii safe.ú >>> and place your bets! where thousands f marylanders are expected to lay down their money on table gaaes. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, july 20th. you see the flag there blowing in an ever so slight breeze. all i felt was heat this morniig not so much breeze but we will see if that will be the case throughout the day. gooddmorning, i'm patrice harris. meteorologist steve fe fertig to ú%e us know if we can expect a >> we will get a 5-10-mile-an-hour uuts. >> that is nothing. >> not enough to cool you off. %-last hour in ballimore.y. dropped a degree or two. they will bounce back and start to limb toward the 90-ddgree high that we expecctto get to. to the west garrett county a little bit of ac
. >> the 14-year-old is being held at the western maryland children's center now in hagerstown. >>> maryland natural resources police have determined the cause of a death of a man who died in a jet ski accident in the bay. jessica is in the newsroom with details on this. >>> warren smith died from electrocution, it happened sunday evening, around 1 1/2 miles south of the bay bridge. powerful storms moved through the region. investigators say smith and a friend were racing back to avoid the storms when lightning was nearby. it wasn't enough to avoid a direct strike. but enough to kill him. >> summer thunderstorms are coming and can pop up with little or no warning. >>> an unusual criminal case in anne arundel county tonight. police have a suspect in custody. but they are looking for a would-be victim. >>> police say a suspect stole items from a store in the annapolis mall. he appears to try to carjack a woman driving that beige car. he was eventually apprehended by security. but police are looking for the victim in the car. >>> maryland voters consistently rate the environment and the health
.26 earthquake that hit maryland this morning. the quake was centered around the germantown area and felt all through the purple and the beyond. the people who heard and fell the heaviest disruption is in the purple. >> however, we've had e-mails from every area. whether it's rising sun or dayton. we've had, well, conversations and e-mails with every county around the metro. >> this was pretty good. the main thing is, it shook for ten seconds and it sounded and felt like [low audio] >> glenwood was to the north and west of that. we have to thank you for e- mailing us. >> this was your story, well done. >> you helped us to be on top of it >>> it's been three months an bp's now halted the oil leak in the gulf with the 75-ton containment cap. take a live look at the gulf right now. you can see, nothing's flowing from the well head and as tara mergener reports, everyone's hoping that will stay the same. >> reporter: bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job for now. >> everyone feels like we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: thursday, they managed to block the flow of the oil with a tight
them. >>> all new at 6:00 tonight, thousands of people, moving into maryland with a part of the base realignment and the closure progress that could get a historic home loan bargain. the first-time home buyers relocating a part of them could be eligible for loans up to 4.5%. maryland lieutenant government announced the state is setting yourself $-- setting aside $100 million for the program. they are looking forward to the biggest wave yet late this summer and early fall. >> i think that it will guarantee them that hey, they will get a great interest rate that is historically low. and to take advantage of it. it is just a great opportunity for them. we're going to see an increased activity. we have been extremely busy allurer. >> the program is available in hartford, columbia, baltimore, and other black jurisdictions throughout the state. >>> wells fargo will no longer offer sub prime mortgages. as a result, they will close their 100-year-old finance division of the offices to be closed, 19 right here in maryland. and the bank has been battling heavy losses and says that their financ
has maryland's ties. >> one of the four men being sent back to the u.s. from russia owns a house in baltimore county. david collins is live with more in cockeysville with this late breaking development. >> his house is secluded behind a patch of woods. you really need to know where to look in order to find it. this is the home he reportedly bought in 2001. he is a former colonel in russia's foreign intelligence agency. he retired in 1997 and moved to the u.s. russian authorities suspected he shared classified information with u.s. intelligence services. he was arrested on his return to russia in 2001. according to a neighbor, his late wife's parents live there and he also had relatives in russia. russian media linked him to exposing former fbi agent robert hansen and another man as spies. both were convicted of spying for russia. >> the wife lived here when we moved in, and she was a wonderful neighbor. >> his family declined to answer the door. they called baltimore county police to ask us to leave. we'll have more on the story coming up tonight at 11. >> now we have an update o
this is the good news. maryland's most powerful radar, five sweeps in action. you only see it here on abc2 and you can see all clear. radar should stay clear tonight. most of the day tomorrow, we'll have the slight chance of a storm tomorrow evening, but at least the roof is on here. that's good, and the evening forecast, again in the 80s and keep the skies nice and clear so the weather looks fantastic. and now, i want to bring in my good friend, don harrison who has been out here covering the build site all week long and don, what a difference today from the last 48 hours. >> well wyatt, you took care of it now that the sun is out. things are rocking out here. now obviously the house is going to go through a lot of changes, but you know what? i think the neighborhood is going to go through some changes, too. >> joe and his daughter have lived here for 50 years. they love the idea of this project. >> it's exciting. it's rewarding. and i'm kind of excited about it. >> here's will dean, he's a 15- year-old kid that lives on this block. he's meeting and taking care of everybody. >> your hat look
. a family company. >>> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate, and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >>> good evening, everyone. we have some bad weather outside. could we get a picture of the harbor cam, the rain is really coming down outside. you can look out the window here, and it's coming down. it's coming down all over our area as there's also a tornado warning right now. i mean, let's take a look at the harbor right there. everything is just covered. those thick, gray clouds out there. foggy, it's nasty. even on the roadways right now. it's also pretty bad, if you go over to 695, it seems to be moving along the beltway. could we get a picture of the beltway there? we can get an idea -- we will get a shot of the beltway there coming newspaper a minute. you can see there from the harbor cam, you can see the big fat rain drops falling down, and it's a mess outside. if you can stay inside, i suggest you stay inside because that rain is coming down for a while, and it's going to come down for a while. we check over with wyatt. are you ready there? >> yeah,
it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> community outrage. hundreds gather to demand a crack down on violence after a murder of a hopkins researcher. why people are angry and the steps being taken to prevent another tragedy. hello, everyone, i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. murder has -- many are asking how it's possible that two repeat offenders were walking the streets of baltimore that night. live at the murder scene, kelly mcpherson spoke with city leaders about how the tragedy could have been avoided. >> this is where mckaren died and this is where hundreds gathered to figure out how this tragedy may be prevented again in the future. stephen mckaren was robbed and stabbed to death. his murder is resonating with the entire city. many say they are fed up with repeat offenders. the suspects have violent criminal records. wagner violated his probation 4 times but each time avoided going back to jail. he was caught on camera robbing a man, but escaped prosecution when the victim. >> at least a hundred people showed up to this meeting. bu
in our direction. we've got two systems from opposite sides that will merge right here across maryland. that will spell out hefty rains tonight and tomorrow. we begin to see the chance of showers and storms popping up going for the two degree guaranteed high of 92. the showers and storms that start to develop this evening become more widespread tomorrow. more on that coming up. right now, 5:10. here's kim brown. >>> we have police activity in ferndale. also some water main break issues persisting in baltimore city. westbound pulaski highway continues to be closed. they are still working on the water main break repair. not affecting your drive time so far. no problems southbound. 95 southbound running well three minutes from the beltway to the split. now only five minutes from the split right now. as we look around the area, traffic moving very well at sandy point. you won't find any problems headed towards 495 and 95. megan and jamie, back to you. >>> all right. the latest now on the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. a blimp owned by a company here in maryland will fly over the area s
is in town to pitch health care. we're live with more on her visit today. good morning, maryland. i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. it's going to be very exciting tonight at the yard. >> a good time. >>> meteorologist justin berk with your weather this afternoon, today, tomorrow, whatever. >> we'll go back to last night first. 8:45 p.m., big storm through through chestertown on the eastern shore, reports of trees down on cars and other reports of damage. if you have pictures please send them to morningshow@wmar.com. we would like to share them with the viewers. early reports, an indication there was not a tornado. however the national weather service will investigate the damage. most likely just microbursts of winds pushed down from the storm as it blew through into the area. turning hotter, that is the major headline as we go to the end of the week and into the weekend, once again it's low 90s, we're dealing with now but aiming for upper 90s to near 100 by the weekend. yeah, we've done that too many times already this summer. clouds
-wide vote on weather to build maryland's largest casino outside anne arundel mills mall. it gives them a right. >> it is an essential and fundamental right of the people and it was today preserved, protected and enforced by the court of appeal, and for that we're thankful and grateful. >> reporter: the president of the company who won the right to build the casino said the state is losing $1 million a day that it is not built. billions of dollars are leaving the state to other neighboring states with no benefit to the state. inteed, surrounding states have expanded gaming beyond slot machines to include blackjack tables and poker rooms. but slots opponents say the state referendum on slots which passed in 2008 did not guarantee revenue for the state. >> the creation of new revenues for the state was dependent upon the local community's selling the location in their communities. >> the arundel mills referendum will be on the platte for those who vote in the county on election day november 2nd after a huge victory. opponents say they are confident they'll win that day as well. >> it is s
of central maryland. we're talking about el cot city right now, and i want to take you a little bit closer here and show you what we're seeing. as we zoom in tighter here, this is the primary area of concern. and i'm going to take the looping function here and change that so we just get the very end of the loop and show you where the storm is now. again, primarily rambles town south into wood lawn, the most dangerous part of the storm here would be right on the southern edge of it. so just north of ellicott city. so this is the area of greatest concern. again, a rare tornado warning. doesn't mean we have one on the ground. it means the potential is there this storm could spawn a tornadoic event here, so we're going to be keeping a close eye on that with maryland's most powerful radar. this warning up is through the rest of the area here. definitely want to take cover until the storm passes. one last look at it here on the radar picture, you can see where the storm is moving steady from west to east. we will have more on this storm and a look at your forecast coming up. >>> a maryland depar
iii of annapolis, a registered violent sex offender in maryland. and his involvement with four young teenagers girls. he had developed a relationship with one of the girls on myspace. on july 7, mace and arrange to pick up the girl and three of her friends in dundalk. police say he then drove the girl's back to this home in the 1500 block of st. margaret's road in annapolis were you dropped off three of the girls and took the fourth, a 13-year- old, arrau -- out to get some food. police say he had sex with the girl in his car and then at the home when they got back. one of girls got scared and texted her parents. >> she subsequently began text messaging a family member. that family member immediately contacted baltimore county police. >> friday, 11 news went to the home which is not mason's residents to find out more. police say to acquaintances of his were there at the time but were not arrested. >> my name is lowell melser work with wbal-tv in baltimore. i just want to know if you could comment -- >> no answers there. we receive the same treatment at another residence. >> we unders
storms will be possible to talk about that. show you the latest on maryland's most powerful radar all coming up in a few. >> thank you so much, way yacht. >> and they have issued another code red today. the city has opened up more cooling centers. trying to cope with the exchange -- estrange heat. and just relax in the cool temperatures. the officials say that nearly a thousand people have actually visited the city's cooling center so far this year. >> we get them in the winter and also in the summer. we're talking about the dreaded water main breaks. but that always seems to cause so many problems in the city. but unlike the summers, the city has few water works this year. >> well, the latest break was more than of a traffic problem than it was a water issue for the neighborhood. the break occurred in the 2100 block that could affect your drive home. but not your iced cold drink at home. if you are underground for 80 years, you wouldn't be in such great shape either. this was installed back in 1930. and one piece broke yesterday and early this morning, another piece went out. the cit
the camera and get to the streets. >> reporter: 52% of marylanders surveyed call it the biggest issue. >> what a governor can do about dropping the economy is practically nothing. >> reporter: ehrlich leads by 15% in the suburbs. we asked voters about that. >> governor ehrlich's support is not as strong as previous republicans, is that something you can elaborate on. >> we're campaigning in all the state. >> governor o' malley is not what they want. we feel good about the shore, about turn out. >> reporter: in a statement governor e, hrlich says he believes the race will be close to the end. and governor o' malley agrees. he says it'll be like a game of ping-pong till the day. >> the polls show that ehrlich has a lead among male voters, and o' malley has a lead among female voters. >>> and the waterfront hotel was forced to close its doors last night after a water pipe ruptured. forcing a thousand guests to quickly evacuate. >> reporter: managers say the baltimore marriot waterfront will be open for business early tomorrow morning . baltimore's trendy waterfront hotel was water logged
this video of an uprooted tree on lynn hurst avenue. torrential rain, even hail pounds parts of maryland. when things quiet down, the damage is evidence. residents say they are glad no one was hurt. >> and i heard a crackling noise and when i heard a crackling noise, it was so much rain i couldn't see you know what was going on outside. so when the rain stopped i cape outside and i seen this. >> reporter: weather experts will have to determine what came through the area, but the damage is clear. let's take a look at this tree here. it's a fairly old tree. whatever hit it came through hard and split the tree in two. >> that's incredible, that's a really healthy tree that got split in half. >> reporter: in west baltimore it appears lightning was the cause of this fire that set the home ablaze. >> it was just smoking in the middle. all of a sudden the flash started right there in the corner and that was it. >> reporter: and as we were out observing the area, we would lake to say that most of the votes streets we saw were barely passable. back to you, vic. >> okay, kai. the storm knocked ou
. >>> maryland congressman helped break ground on two new schools going up in maryland. they will get a renovation and a new building. the upgrades will run about $ 1 million. >> students, you have earned it. your principals and teachers, you are the 90 percentile in the state of maryland as far as how good you are. that is fantastic. >> as part of the ground breaking, a tree was planted in memory of jaden dillon, a first grader who was killed in a car crash in may. the family and community says although he's gone, they are making sure his memory lives on forever. construction is scheduled for completion in three years. >>> here she is. 2010 miss teen usa pageant. her name is tammie crawford. she won this weekend. she's the first marylander in the pageant's history to win the crown. congratulations to her for representing the state so beautifully. >>> yesterday's weather was stormy. >> we did have some rough storms last evening, but it cleared out quickly. much cooler last night. today drier and cooler and just some nice summer weather. we have been waiting for it. 90 was your guaran
shows hat. dry conditions mainly for tte morning afternoon. look o the% west in western maryland by 2:00. we have showers and thunderstormm organizing. that will continne to move in throughhmonday afternoon and then as we gee in o tuesday, another roond possibly of showers. looks likk for the next couple of days -- looks like everybodiville a moment to 90 on the eastern shore. er. chances for showers nd thunderstorms. winds out of portion of the statt looking at much of the same. 9 degrees. we'll see a 30 percent chance for seeing showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. probably after 3:00 or 4:00. keep the uubrellas nearby. -pyou'll probably start your da off with sunglasses. 84 degrees. looking at chance for showers and thunderstorms % greater around 50 to 60 percent chance. looks like a little more possibillty in oakland ccunty. tonight looking at mainly-clear skies.. temperatures at 77 degrees. a calm wind. tomorrow we'll see sunshine in the mornnng. partly-cloudy skies in thee afternoon. a poteetial for a 30 percent chance of pop-up -pshowers and thunderssorms
their focus on aggressive driving and how it endangers the lives of pedestrians in maryland cities. we're live in the newsroom with details. >> is part of a law enforcement of safety campaign in an effort to battle what police say is the number one danger facing motorists and pedestrians. speeding. the intersection is one of the corners where far too many pedestrians are injured by aggressive drivers. >> many of the fatalities don't occur on the major highways or interstates, but right here in baltimore. >> they showed up to highlight the dangers of aggressive driving. >> at the as a demonstration car traveling at 25, 35, and 40 miles an hour to show what it takes to break the vehicle. in this case, a 10-year-old wire frame dummy. >> maintaining speed, credit- card, he comes to the stop line. -- braking hard, he comes to the stop line. >> the cars don't a slowdown, -- don't slow down. >> we have tried to help them out by putting up pedestrianized to tell them when to walk and when not to walk. this likely ask motorists to obey the laws, we ask pedestrians and bicyclists. >> when you get ready
a deal with maryland prosecutors. he showed up in court today in maryland. brianne carter is like to tell us what happened with this. what is the latest? >> dilante west was very apologetic in court today, ashamed by his actions. it started in september of 2009 when officers pulled him over on the beltway for speeding and reckless driving. police found two handguns, and more than 100 shotgun shells and a ninth. today he entered a guilty plea on two of those charges for carrying a concealed weapon and carrying and transporting oil loaded handguns. today he was sentenced to eight months home detention and two years' unsupervised probation and will continue psychological counseling and community service. we heard from him as he spoke out after court. speaking out and saying he was glad this was over and behind him, saying he was very apologetic and could move on with his career. he said if his career is affected by this, he knows he will be able to move on and work in a career where he can continue to counsel youths as he has done in the past. brianne carter, abc7 news. >>> moving on to othe
crews are still working to restore power to thousands of maryland homes. about 116,000 homes in montgomery county, plus 20,000 in prince george's county are without electricity. another 1,000 homes are still awaiting for the ac to come back on in anne arundel county. >>> just hours ago at the start of the business day in london, bp announced tony hayward will be stepping down. the last day will be october the 1st. he will get a new job in russia and will be replaced by american robert dudley, a mississippi native who is in charge of the cleanup. at 6:30, bp will talk about how it has impacted the earnings. >>> another disappointing loss for the orioles. three home runs last night, including this one by jose bautista. the birds are now winless in 10 games against the blue jays. >>> the ravens top draft pick sergio kindle will miss all of training camp after falling down two flights of stairs. it's unclear whether he will get to play at all this season. the rookies reported yesterday. the defensive tackle showed up early, coming off of surgery on his chest. he said he's ready.
or parole or ú%ndatory relief. >> every maryland jurisdiction, has at least, one of these particular machines. after 20 years offcalling baltimmre city home, usns comfort maa leaveeport soon. >> navy is considdring moving the medical ship out of maryland into virginia. politicians are doinggto trr to keep he comfort here. >> baltimore's harbor may be home to a lot of sea life. but when it comes to induutry, and commerce, we cculd always use more. >> very significant toohave in baltiiore. i think. >>>that's why government leaders would like to see large shiis >> very supportive of our3 federal delegation efffrts to enssre thattthe comfort stays where it is. >> in recent yes, thh medical ship has espooded to the massive earthquake in haiti and -rovided relief aftee hurricane katrina. but navy recently annoonced it %-and wants congress to approve $10 million to upgrade a pier in order to do soo3 ú%me say it is a waste of money. >> i gettfrustrated with he politicians. them all out.hey ought toorun >> the move would also mean fewer jobs at baltimore's portt and marylladdcongressman d
a lot. >>> the heat this week claimed two more deaths in maryland. the latest heat-related death is a baltimore city senior citizen and a prince george's county senior who died that has been contributed to heat. all were found inside homes without air-conditioning and room temperatures above 90 degrees. this brings the number of heat deaths in maryland up to 10. >>> and now to the gulf oil spill and word that's a new containment cap may stop the flow by monday. that could still leave millions of gallons to be cleaned up. but the government said bp may be able to use a new containment cap to contain the spill by monday. though drilling wells is a much more permanent solution, that could take weeks to complete. >> it could be sooner than that. we would be delighted if it would be but right now the government estimate continues to be the middle of august. >> meanwhile bp hopes to hook up a third shift, the hellism, to burn more gas. if the process works it could double the current count of 24,000 captured barrels a day. government has ordered bp to provide a back-up plan for wells t
should be filed against the mother. maryland does have a safe haven law in which a baby can be dropped off at a hospital with no criminal charges and no charges asked. however, that is clearly not what happened in this case. >>> live at baltimore county christian schaefer, abc 2 news. >>> a disturbing story, already drawing some strongly action on our abc 2 news facebook page. here is a sample of some of the those comments, colleen norwood tack et says they should do the same thing with her. i'm so disgusted by this story, michelle johnson write, i can't even make a full comment because it would not be appropriate language to use outside of a trucker bar. >>> and michelle lindsey sue posed the question, how are there not charges against this person? you can share your thoughts on our abc 2 facebook page at abc2news.com. that's where you'll also find the very latest updates on this story. >>> well tonight a family is mourning the death of one of its own. the sister of johns hopkins researcher killed in the streets of baltimore sunday night describes her brother's final phone call with h
severe storms rip through maryland, the damage you're wakkng up to today. >>> protection or pornography. a mother whose child went through an airport full body scanner speaks out. >>> and they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's rulings that have put the futurr of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday, july 26th. i'm patrice harris. a hot weekend. will we get more of the hot temmeratures for the workweek..3 meteorologist teve fertig is here to fill us in. we had hot temperatures and thunderstorms. i tried to hide in yesterday with the air-conditioning and i went out right when the storm started. i got caughh. 1 degrees for the the 5th time in the no which is an all time monthly record, too. hoo and humid with a chance of thunderstorms that were moving through, more than a chance, obviously did. today we have really little chance of seeing anything other than hot conditions but not as hot and lower hhmidity, not seeing any rain out there that has moved out of here to the south and east. 77 degrees in baltimore is we're looking at the fro
and alex has more. >> when the judges on maryland's highest court entered, more than an observer and his plans to build the largest slot casino was being challenged to put it to a vote interest aa county citizens. >> casino does not belong next to a neighborhood. >> we feel the right and the court of appeal will do the right thing. >> and if it is defeated at the polls, there is the promise of serial referendum. >> countered by arguments of the supporters. >> there has to be access to government. >> i can't read the judge's mind. i'm hopeful because i know what's right, and what's right is that a casino doesn't belong in a parking lot of the mall. >> that leaves the slots at 11 mills up to county voters to decide, and could still win, and if not the jockey club is hoping to get slots at laurel park, but they are offering what he says is a sure thing. >> the state of maryland is losing revenue every day, and when it's going out of state it's a lot of money. we could more or less take care of a great deal of the deficit with this one casino. but we're trying our best. >> with today's rulin
the rest of the week. better you than me. >> i think we're at the crest of the heat wave in maryland. i can't find hotter temperatures anywhere else. looking around the region, i had to break out the laser handy dandy laser heat gun thermometer. i am pointing at different spots, the trees and bushes. 102, 103. and just get a little different angle here. 99, back above 100. you get the idea. we're still in triple-digit heat out here. let's show you some of the numbers from across the region now. these were the highs earlier today. look at that. frederick 106 degrees. that is not the heat index, that's the actual air temperature. high today 105 at bwi marshall. take you into a look at what it looks like around the area right now. 101 still at bwi marshall. that is from two minutes ago. ocean city finally getting broadway 90 but you -- below 90 but you get the idea. here's warnings for all of maryland just about. heat advisory up through 11:00 p.m. tomorrow night. it will stay up tonight because it will be tough to get below 80. we're keeping ourselves in the 90s here through the next several
. now it's complete coverage, it's wjz maryland's news station. >>> trooper accused. a maryland state trooper once assigned to guard the governor. >> what investigators told. >>> this is what people are talking about. >>> he was trusted with the life of two of our govors, but tonight he is facing child pornography charges. kelly mcpherson tells us how police tracked down the suspect. >> reporter: police had several e-mails that led them to an ip address that led them to a house. they did not realized they were about to arrest a state trooper. led investigators to a man they say collected and shared child pornography. bruce allen tucker has also been a state trooper for 12 years. in tucker's home investigators found more than 3000 images of children ages 2 to 14 posing nude and performing sex acts with adults. >> he had started casually looking at these things over the internet. an his interest grew. he exchanged some photos with some supreme -- people and it just increased. >> reporter: he started collecting child pornography in 2009. police started looking for the suspect a year ago.
. the recent extreme heat is to blame for six deaths so far in maryland. on abc2news.com, you can search for code red. coming up at 6:30. how the scorching heat can affect your kids and how the hot weather can make them sick. linda so, abc2 news. >> you can track the weather to your own neighborhood. log on to abc2news.com where you can also check out maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >>> 5:00. investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that forced dozens of people from their homes this holiday weekend. let's go to woodlawn. we're out here in this apartment complex. it's on diamond ridge road and a county fire spokesman says 16 apartments in the building were damaged, 30 had to be evacuated and many are them are told they will have to find another place to live. >>> people in a parkville apartment complex had to be evacuated after a car slammed into their building. this is a picture from the scene. the incident happened around 1:00 saturday morning at the kennel worth apartments. a spokesman says you can't tell why the white lexus lost control. drowsy neighbors had t
's take you into maryland's most powerful radar and show you what we're seeing right now. and as we look at this, you can see this one cell over the chesapeake now. that was our tornado warn cell earlier. that's just about completely out of anne arundel county, and you have to watch out over toward rock hall and queen anne's county as they watch the storm move in. another storm out toward i-270. that's going to be a headache for commuters in that direction. in live mode, we're seeing clearing there now in northern anne arundel, but this is the storm we're watching right now to the west. kelly, we're keeping a close eye on this right now. the storms we do have are not as strong as the one an hour ago, and that's a good thing. much more coming up here for the outlook for the rest of the week. >>> tonight, the divers confirmed that they have recovered the body of 20-year-old justin oliver. maryland state police say oliver and a friend were swimming from a cove to a beach area when oliver said he was having trouble staying afloat. police say it is illegal to swim in all three city reservoirs
and philadelphia areas, finding a flash flood concern into the evening here. check it out, maryland's powerful radar. see what is on the move. a little bit of a slow moving line. i will be honest we thought it could be here earlier but does steadily continue to move toward baltimore, pounding places like front royal virginia, monassis and culpepper expecting it to reach us in the next hour or two. 80s. murky, humid, storms moving in out of the west, talk about how your forecast plays out through the day tomorrow and also, a look ahead at that weekend forecast coming up. kelly. >> thanks. because of that there are worries the weather could be an issue tonight for extreme make over home edition crew. right now abc 2 news don harrison live in northeast baltimore while they hammer away trying to get built for the boys hope girls hope project. don how is it going? i know they have had some set backs. >> reporter: well, kelly, there has been some. as you can see there is a lot of work going on behind me 24 hours a day. that big truck behind me is full of dehumid fieres and fans to combat the moistur
. that investigation is ongoing. >>> and a maryland state trooper lands in the hospital after his vehicle was struck along the side of the interstate. the trooper stopped to help a disabled vehicle on northbound 87 near benfield boulevard. that's when police say a speeding vehicle smashed right into the cruiser. the car burst into flames, the operator 35-year-old rene dwellen suffered broken legs. alcohol is suspected to be a factor in that crash. >>> well the heat just does not seem to be letting up in maryland. you can see people there with ice cream and cold drinks on their hands. paramedics say they received 10 energy calls from heat overwhelmed people alone. >> they are moving very slowly, but if you're understood beneath one of them you are definitely feeling them right now. see anything around montgomery county now dipping into howard county just south of columbia. they are moving east ward so we could hear something in the baltimore metro area in the next about half hour to one hour. farther south there are more showers. >> thanks. >>> some previous hot weather has sparked a warning. do i ha
's complete coverage, it's wjz maryland's news station. >>> dangerous heat wave, marylanders spend another day fighting high temps. how much longer will it last. >> reporter: here's what people are talking about today. another day of intense heat and just minutes ago baltimore issued a code red for temperatures tomorrow. firefighters battled a blaze tonight and tried to keep cool with drinks and wet towels. earlier today american red cross workers made sure cooling centers were stocked with water. >>> wjz is live first morning coverage. we begin with bob. >> reporter: once again a record set today. we got up to 101. the previous record was 99. take a look at radar. temperatures just dropped down to 87. here it is 11:00 at night. dc still coming in at 91. there are some cooler readings, 7 78, 77, lots of 70s. tomorrow afternoon we are probably only get to the mid- 90s. so even though temperatures are not going to be in triple digits. we are expecting to have a very warm and more humid afternoon and guess what, we might just see a shower or thunder shower. >>> yesterday all time record 105. toda
: at last check, 12,000 homes were still without power along with 6,000 other homes statewide. >>> maryland natural resources is investigating the death of a man during the storms. douglas smith was riding a jet ski when the storm hit. he and had a friend tried to race back to sandy point park when smith he was found later face down in the water. >>> 44-year-old died after a tree femme on the van she was drived. a 6-year-old was struck by a falling section of a tree in virginia. this tree smashed through a montgomery county home. luckily, no one was hurt. >> there's a person sitting where the tree fell on the couch. it fell right through the roof, it's right down to the floor. it crushed our piano. >> power was cut off to a plant that supplies water. authorses are asking people to curb their water use. >>> after yesterday's severe thunderstorms, it's a whole lot calmer. you're looking at a downtown picture. we have a look at your first forecast. >> the silver lining with the sold front that came through is behind it is much cooler and pleasant weather. look at some of the temperatures now.
storms moving in, maryland's most powerful radar, tracking those storms off to the west right now. these storms down in northern virginia will continue to track further and further into the baltimore area, probably arriving approximately around the 6:00 p.m. hour, 6 or 6:30. this evenings forecast, we are talking 80s. murky, humid conditions and storms moving in out of the west. again, that flash flood watch will continue into the wee hours of the morning, the second line first of which produced heavy rain. more on the outlook tonight, flash flood concerns looking ahead to the much better pattern. >>> kelly. tonight many people are dealing with the storm clean up. take a look at this mess. chelsea carlyle avenue where trees crushed two cars and scattered broken trees. one of those was robert now looking for a way to get around. >>> they make noise because the wind, thunder, lightning was all happening the same time. i didn't hear anything, and i just saw it after it came down. >>> damage we are ported all over our area, baltimore county, bge said it restored power to more than 32,
the cooling centers. the recent extreme heat is the blame for six deaths in maryland. we'll have a list of the city's cooling centers on abc2news.com. search for code red. working outside can be tough, but imagine steaming crabs with temperatures pushing 100 degrees or more. abc2 news stopped by the fisherman's crab deck for a look at one of the hottest jobs. >> here at fisherman's crab deck, people come to get a bite to eat and cool off. to get that food, someone has to prepare it and these are the people who make it happen in the kitchen. it's hot back here, but here's where the real men work. the real hot men. it gets warm working over these crab steamers, just ask seven year veteran, tony. >> you just sweat all day long. >> it may be hot outside, but it gets hot back here. to the tune of 160 degrees. you aren't just back here a little while, there's a lot of work to be done. >> we start at 7:00, 7:30. sometimes we don't get done until 3:00 in the afternoon. mike is the su chef and making 40-gallons of crab deck is hot enough, but he knows where the hottest job is. >> those guys
in maryland. the discovery was made in the linthicum area of anne arundel county. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: their small size makes them hard to notice. but their bite is impossible to ignore. mosquitoes. and for the first time this summer, researchers found a large pool of them are infected in anne arundel county. >> we've collected several mosquitoes that have shown to be positive for west nile virus. >> reporter: the dnr chief of mosquito control says that means there is a good chance it will soon spread to animals and people statewide, a fifth of whom will develop west nile fever n. 2001, 170 cases in humans have been confirmed, 20 of them fatalities. >> it's a disease that can kill you. and i worry about that for my family. >> reporter: part of protecting is identifying how widespread the virus is. >> reporter: here's how it works. shops like this are set up all across the state. carbon dioxide in this cooler, along with this light attracts the mosquitoes, which all ends up like this. >> reporter: technicians then test for affected locations four times a week. >> i'm just
young that can be affected. the hot tops have already turned deadly for six people so far in maryland. doctors statewide are renewing their warning to avoid hyperthey were ya also known as heat exhaustion. some of the symptoms include not only sweating but dizziness and muscle cramps. a code red heat alerts that already been declared in baltimore city and will run through wednesday. >>> most people have returned safely to their homes after a trip to the inner harbor last night for the 4th of july fireworks show. hundreds of police officers were there working overtime to help things run smoothly. and wjz and gentleman fuji live at the -- andrea fuji live at the inner harbor. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there were huge crowds here last night. as of right now there are no major incidents to report. that is due in part to careful planning by the baltimore city police department who were prepared for the worst. along with the fireworks celebration in downtown baltimore, police closely patrolled for trouble. >> these are bad guys with guns. >> reporter: an estimated 1
have it bad in this heat, the animals at the maryland zoo in baltimore are sweating it out with you. zoo employees are keeping a close watch on all the animals, keeping them busy an providing cool treats every few days, like this giant popsicle that they have, they have been giving to elvis the otter, right there. good evening, i'm kelly swoope. >>> after days of sizzling heat temperatures near 1 # 0 address, could some really finally be on the way? we ask dwight everhart. >> step outside, you already feel the difference from the last several nights, the heat wave is breaking as we speak. it will improve, it follows into saturday. 83 downtown, 82 in annapolis, and 75 cool degrees over in dover, and spots like ocean city, awfully cool down on the eastern shore. good for those folks down that way. 94 was the high today at the inner harbor, frederick always the hot spot it seems this week, but still 6 degrees cooler than yesterday. a few clouds blowing in out of the east. a few storms staying well to our west. that likely changes by tomorrow, an early look at your forecast for tomorrow
into western maryland right now. a live look over the capital shows a lot of sunshine. patty afternoon clouds. 76 in arlington, 93 for the high temperature. scattered late-day thunderstorms this afternoon. >>> connecticut avenue is closed between the blunt part metro, 24 st., karen lofton and daughter -- kalorama. there is police activity on connecticut avenue near the bridge that is over the rock creek parkway. things are running very nicely between fedex field and the ikea. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it will be a busy day for lawmakers on capitol hill. the first order of business is a bill to restore unemployment benefits to 2.5 million americans. >> and the democrats will soon have the votes needed to pass the $34 billion bill, is not popular with republicans concerned about the big national debt increasing. now to pamela brown for the latest. >> debate over the senate stalemate is expected to end today. until now, democrats have tried three times to overcome the republican filibuster. the replacement of the late senator robert byrd is expected to be sworn in. that could be the game ch
. the enterprise claims the maryland jockey club drove the track out of business by encouraging thoroughbred tracks to turn off signals. the defendants deny the claims. rose croft has been haggling over an agreement that required to it pay millions of dollars a year to receive simulcast significant -- signals. >>> the senator theatre will go dark for an undetermined period of time. baltimore businessman james cusack will take over the theater. he's expected to operate a single-screen theater with a for-profit first-run film prophecy after reconfiguration of the interior. >>> for the "extreme makeover: home edition" it was a week that was. heat, downpours, earthquake, now the rush job is over. abc2 news's sherrie johnson has more on the reveal on the fleetwood avenue in northeast baltimore and the clean-up effort that is following. >> move that bus! >> reporter: we waited a week. it was finally time to say move that bus. when the bus moved it was an emotional site. a moment of pure joy with screams, tears, laughter as the team of "extreme makeover: home edition" revealed the new girls hope to see y
the officers will be sworn maryland special police officers with the ability to make arrests and use force when necessary. the school says it's is only program of its kind in this state. >>> baltimore city police want to know why an officer ignored an order to stop a high speed chase that left a man dead. nine-year veteran officer timothy bale is suspended while the department investigates the incident from over the weekend. officials say bale spotted a motorcycle driven by haynes hal oh way listed and began pursuing him. he was told over his radio to end the chase but apparently did not. he ended up hitting the motorcycle near the delaney valley road exit on 695 killing will eye stop, late today state police got a warrant to comb over both the motorcycle and bale's vehicle. >> baltimore county firefighters believe that a faulty water heater is to blame for a fire that hit several homes in a dunn doc neighborhood. the people living in the three homes made it out alive thanks to buddy. a 5-year-old german sheppard. she is credited with barking to alert neighbors to the flame the homeowner kim ro
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